umdia: The Upper midwest dairy industry association

Conferences, Meetings & Deadlines

Plan ahead with our list of upcoming events, contests, meetings and conferences.



UMDIA/IAFP Spring Meetings

"Issues & Solutions for Today's Dairy Industry"

April 8th 2014, Rochester International Event Center, Rochester, MN
April 9th 2014, Holiday Inn, Alexandria, MN

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9:00 AM          Registration
9:30 AM      Hitting the Moving Target on Drug Residue Prevention Practices   - Patrick J. Gordon, DVM, Iowa State University
10:30 AM      Introducing a New Spring Meeting Series: New Technologies in the Dairy Industry. Each Year A Different Company or Organization will be featured. 
GEA Total Solutions – Precision Dairying
Robotic Milking—Rick Van Rinsum & Greg Larson
Future Cow & Farm of the Future -Keith Engel
The Apollo Milk System- Ron Dehli
Optimal Cow Milking - Mark Walker
ID Systems -Nathan Hedlund
12:10 PM      Lunch
1:00 PM     Cheese - Associated Outbreaks and Recalls: Causes and Preventative Measures -Carrie Rigdon, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
1:45 PM      Iowa Update (Rochester only) - Lisa Pool, Iowa State Dairy Sanitarian
2:00 PM      Minnesota Department of Ag Update - Elaine Santi, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
2:15 PM      Break
2:30 PM      Pathogenic Bacteria in the Dairy Plant Environment - Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, Ph. D,  Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota  
3:30 PM      Adulterated Milk; Not Always Antibiotics - Nicole Neeser, Minnesota Department of Agriculture. 
 4:15 PM      Wrap-up and Adjourn

 Other Deadlines coming up:

2014 Entry Deadlines:
Spring Contest: February 28th 2014
June Contest: May 30th 2014
State Fair Contest: July 11th 2014

Go to the Contests page for more information
























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